Topical Tag: Politics and Policy

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99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

6.27.2018

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...


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Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation & Conflict

A Conference on Challenges Facing the Regions & Potential Solutions

5.7.2018

The severe water crises facing areas of the Middle East and Africa have significant implications for the health, welfare and security of the regions’ people. Today, issues related to water availability and quality – including food security, sanitation and health, and economic development – have become both more complex and critical to address in these...


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How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Discussion of Edward Struzik's book, "Firestorm"

4.19.2018

Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires...

People

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Tomás Olivier

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Greg Jesmok

Undergraduate student

Projects

Taking on health equity in Inglewood

Team: Kayla Asemanfar, Carlos Enriquez, Susannah Kiteck, Laura Martinez Villatoro, Brenda Sanchez Morra, Bryant Villegas Advisor: Moana McClellan Client: Social Justice Learning Institute

In the News

Headline

7.13.2018

26 Climate Scientists Urge Gov. Brown to Phase Out California Oil Extraction

“We urge Governor Brown to show science-based climate leadership and protect California communities by addressing California’s own dirty oil extraction,” said UCLA's Dr. Aradhna Tripati. She is one of the twenty-six climate scientists coming together to call Governor Brown to action to divert from oil and gas to meet Paris Agreement goals and help communities harmed by the industry.


Headline

7.11.2018

Kavanaugh pick threatens EPA policies, FERC authority, lawyers say

"[Kavanaugh] tends to be very stingy and cramped in interpreting agency rulemaking authority," said Cara Horowitz, co-director of the UCLA Environmental Law Clinic in Utility Dive about the new Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. 


Headline

6.1.2018

EPA To Eliminate California’s Ability to Set Own Emissions Standards

“This proposal is an extraordinary repudiation of sensible climate policies, an assault on California’s environmental leadership, and another gift to the fossil fuel industry,” Ann Carlson told Bloomberg.

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